The firm has opened its first international office as part of a “client-led” expansion plan, following a 24 per cent rise in revenue over the past year to $30 million.
Founder and senior client director Brett Kelly said acquisitions are likely to play a key role in the NSW firm’s expansion.
“We are keen to continue our growth, which has averaged at a compound 42 per cent rate over the last decade, through the acquisition of firms which want to tap into our integrated operating and client management systems,” Mr Kelly said.
“We continue to invest in people, evidenced by the fact that our four-person Hong Kong office has opened under 28-year-old wunderkind Ken Ko, partner of the firm, who studied and trained in Sydney and wants to grow the firm across Asia."
Kelly and Partners’ offices now stretch from the NSW Central Coast and Central Tablelands to Wollongong and the firm has said it is keen to establish offices in every capital city of Australia as well as in regional areas.
“The key to our successful growth is that we have the systems and talent in place to manage our clients’ financial universe, stretching from their personal accounts to business affairs,” said Mr Kelly.
“Many of the big firms claim they can service small to medium sized business clients, but they usually end up as small fish in a very big pond. Our client directors co-ordinate the delivery of services by our accountants, advisers and consultants specialised in a range of disciplines."
The firm continues to experience strong growth.